Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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One thing I find quite ironic with the travelers of Reddit is that they seem to be always looking for "hidden gems". Every time I check the boards, I see a post from someone going to a highly-visited location like London or Paris, and they...

Back in February, I visited a friend who lives in Saxony-Anhalt. Saxony-Anhalt is one of the more rural states of Germany, and that provided me an opportunity to see a side of Germany that I do not see often, given that I live in Berlin. Anyway, I sp...

This is the first time I have read a book in German, in its entirety. I haven't really thought of reading books in German until a colleague gave me this one as a present, a book containing a collection of travel essays written by Joseph Roth. Rot...

Last December, I was in Budapest, less than a week after I got back from New York City. We were spending Christmas weekend with my in-laws. I took a day off, and so I was able to fly in the morning, which gave me the whole day to explore the city on...

Love bombing is defined as the attempt to influence a person by demonstrations of attention and affection. Cults and other new religious movements do this, including the Jehovah's Witnesses. If you want to see how they do it, pretend that you'...

Back in December, I was in New York City for a week, visiting my sister. I've been to New York City countless of times in the past so whenever I go I typically don't spend every day sightseeing. Rather, the week I had was mostly spent playing...

Zig Zig

on Jun 12, 2017 in: theatre

I was back in Hebbel am Ufer last April for the third time, in order to watch a play by Egyptian playwright Laila Soliman. My previous two experiences with this venue were both avant-garde or politically-charged theatre, so I was expecting the same t...